Amy studied drama for three years. Her theatre credits include The Agamemnon, The Mysteries 2000 and The Matchmaker, all with The Machine Theatre Company; The Country Woman with Upstate Theatre Project, Reverse Psychology with Daghdha Dance Company at the International Dance Festival Ireland, The BFG at the Civic Theatre, an Irish tour of Bumbógs and Bees with TEAM Educational Theatre, The Gist of it with Fishamble Theatre Company, an Irish tour of The Blanch, a Buffoon show that she co-devised with Carpet Theatre Company, and Romeo and Juliet with Second Age Theatre Company.
Amy’s work with Barabbas Theatre Company includes Blowfish in the Ark and an Irish and Northern Irish tour, Parable of the Plums, ReJoyce Dublin 2004, Luca at Project Arts Centre and 40 Songs of Green in the National Concert Hall.
Amy Conroy is the artistic director and founder of HotForTheatre; she wrote their debut show I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I, which premiered in ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, winning her the Fishamble New Writing Award. I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I has received critical acclaim, and has enjoyed sold out runs in the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre Dublin, The Irish Arts Centre in New York, Lókal festival in Iceland, Glasgay Festival in Glasgow, The World Theatre Festival in Brisbane, Australia, Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand and Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania. Her second show Eternal Rising of the Sun premiered in ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 for which she won the Best Female Performer Award in the Fringe and was also nominated for the Best Actress Award in the Irish Times Theatre Awards. Eternal Rising of the Sun has enjoyed successful runs in the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012, Fringe World in Perth, Australia and a staged reading in Sydney Theatre Company. Both shows are embarking on a national tour in the summer of 2013.
Amy’s radio work includes No Handouts in Europe, 27 (winner of the World Gold Medal Award at the New York Festival Awards 2006) and The Vision Service, all for RTE Radio One and 1923 for Radio Kerry.
Amy wrote Offering for RTÉ Radio One and wrote and recorded Hold This also for RTÉ Radio One.
Amy is a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute initiative, and was part of the New Playwrights Programme 2011 in the Abbey Theatre.
|The Taming of the Shrew||Widow/Tailor||The Globe Theatre
|Luck Just Kissed You Hello||Mark||HotForTheatre (Nominated Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015)
|Bernarda's House||Poncia (Nominated Best Female Performer, Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin 2014)||Dowager
|Trigger Martin||Ensemble||Fíbín Teo
|Romeo and Juliet||Nurse/Benvolio||Second Age Theatre Company
|Eternal Rising of The Sun||Gina||HotForTheatre
|I ♥ Alice ♥ I||Alice Kinsella||HotForTheatre
|Stone Soup||Multiple||Púca Puppets
|The Blanch||Multiple||Dublin Fringe, Irish Tour
|40 Songs of Green||Clown||Barabbas
|The Gist of It||Orla Cullen|
|The Vision Service||Mam and Moontor||RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Kevin Brew|
|No Hand outs in Europe||Fiona||RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Veronica Coburn|
|Twentyseven||Lisa||RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Veronica Coburn|
|1923||Mai||Radio Kerry, Dir: Elaine Kinsella|
|Hold This||Saoirse||RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Veronica Coburn|
|Sue Morrison||Clown Through Mask|
|Raymond Keane||Physical/ Clown|
|David Pledger||Physical Theatre|
|Inchicore City College||Dublin||3 year diploma in Theatre Studies|
Accents: Standard and regional Irish; RP, standard and regional English, American; German.
Congrats to Amy Conroy & the @HotForTheatre team on the#IrishTimesTheatreAwards nomination for #LuckJustKissedYouHello
After their success at the Galway Arts Festival, don’t forget to catch Amy Conroy & Will O’Connell in Hot for Theatre’s LUCK JUST KISSED YOU HELLO at Draiocht Blanchardstown or Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre (tickets already SOLD OUT for Project Arts Centre) Don’t be disappointed, book now https://dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Luck_Just_Kissed_You_Hello2015
GREAT NEWS Amy Conroy’s play LUCK JUST KISSED YOU HELLO will be revived as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival after a sold-out run during the Galway International Arts Festival The play stars Castaway members Amy Conroy and Will O’Connell. Can’t wait to see it